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Jan 2, 2013 5:15am EST
to save someone's soul. he in turn was drawn to her strength, her morals, her driving energy and her unwavering ambition, and her indomitable drive. but within a short time she realized he was and in court jubal drunk. -- in court jubal drunk. and despite his own international celebrity, he could not spare her rising thing. rebecca west who have met thompson in london in 1921, whom jim spoke about in his introduction, and later when dorothy was a chief of the bureau in berlin, was as courageous and as an domino ball as american friend, possibly more so. kindred spirits intent on breaking through that concrete ceiling of male-dominated literature and journalism. they both were intent on confronting the pivotal issues of their times head-on. and they would remain friends all of their lives. rebecca west had as humble a beginning as dorothy thompson eric she was born so silly isabel fairfield on the outskirts of london in 1892 to a scotch highland mother with musical aspirations, and a truly gifted journalist father. when he left them, abandoned them to poverty, when she, too, was only
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Dec 31, 2012 7:15am EST
centers by design consume vast amounts of energy in an incon grewously wasteful manner, interviews and documents show. >> guest: that's right. yeah. and, um, we also point out that the different players in this industry do behave differently. so there are better players, and there are more wasteful players. there is a range. we started talking about the typical data center. the data centers that are using most of the energy out there doing these digital tasks, everything from banks to big department stores, and what i meant by that was that, um, the computers in these data centers typically are actually not doing anything but drawing electricity for the most part. most of the electricity, in fact, a large majority of the electricity that goes into a typical data center is really powering a computer that's waiting for something to do. and these things once they're turned on, because we as consumers insist that this infrastructure always be available and nebraska run out of -- and never run out of capacity, those computers are sitting there just waiting for us to call upon them to do
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Jan 1, 2013 11:15am EST
to save someone's soul. he in turn was drawn to her strength, her moral core, herd driving energy and her unwavering ambition and her drive, but within a short time she realized he was an incorrigible drunk, and despite his own international celebrity, she could not bear her rising fame. rebecca west who have meant constant in 1921, whom jim spoke about in his introduction, and later when dorothy was the chief of the bureau in berlin was as courageous as her american trend, possibly more so spirits intent on breaking through that concrete ceiling of male dominated the literature and journalism they both were intent on confronting the pivotal issues of their time head-on, and they would remain friends of their lives. it was as humble as a beginning as dorothy. she was born sicily isabel on the a outskirts of london in 18922 space thailand mother with musical aspirations in a truly gifted journalist father when she abandoned them to poverty. she was both devastated and in the liberated. as angry as she was, she liked thompson was able to convince herself. naughty and rebellious ms. fairfiel
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Dec 30, 2012 11:15pm EST
of the guest which is why franklin told us they began to sink after three days. the toll and energy is a huge. they say you know when a marriage is falling apart as the husband or wife conversation progress is logically. [laughter] he was once part jew. [laughter] it's impossible to convene the smallest and most transitory of human groups without them improvising at the can on discovery social structure which is to say culture. the culture grows in mysterious ways and has nothing to do with reason. is it reasonable for example that all americans have to say what seems to be the trouble officer? [laughter] where was it written or do they have to say we can't come to the phone right now but if you leave your name and phone number? where in the worlds are these described? the culture extemporizes itself and in response to the communal from necessity to deal with what also extemporizes the mess. he's no less the political views or the modes of organizations can derive from the limited recuring number of human problems and human solutions. the left discovery of global warming, the sinfulness of ma
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm EST
. it defies the first law. the law of the conservation of energy. every respectable scientists will understand, why live, in exasperation and trying to get simple objects across to you, infinitely smaller than a pinprick infinitely shows its head. suddenly, a call of singularity. this just does not make sense. act as if nothing has happened. meanwhile, that pinprick blows up so fast that it makes me dizzy. and it has three properties that never existed before. three properties that are common sense prevailed should not exist. those properties are time, space, and speed. how in the nonexistent world to the nothingness pull this off? the pinprick keeps coming out. a space-time manifold occurs and i am stunned. what is happening? what is powering all the speed. oneworld invented these peculiar things? if they weren't invented, how the heck did the others break them out? well, i'm sitting here with my jaw-dropping. you are as cool as a scoop of gelato in a block of ice. you make another of your wacky predictions. the giant sale of space and time is about to produce something. called things. those
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Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
is that senators will devote much more of their energies to governance. in a perfect world, we would not only govern, we would execute a coherent strategy. that's a very high bar for any legislative branch to clear but we must aspire to it in cooperation with the president because we are facing fundamental changes in the world that will deeply affect america's security and standard of living. the list of such changes is long but it starts in asia with the rise of china and india as economic political and military powers. the obama administration has conspicuously announced a pivot to asia. at the center of this pivot is china, which exists as both an adversary to certain u.s. interests and a fellow traveler sharing mutual goals and vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to discern discern, sometimes issue by issue, whether china is an adversary or a partner. and this calibration will impact america's relations with the rest of asia and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in this world. while visiting indonesia thailand and the philippin
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Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
, to our energy community who rely on energy tax breaks to keep on moving and keep on producing. so i don't want to see economic growth derailed. it was too horribly painful to sit through this very difficult economic recovery inch by inch, every day hoping we would push forward despite the odds. we have the -- we had the economic crisis in europe that weighed on us as well. well, what we did this morning was important. so i want to close by saying this to my friends in the house, all of them, democrats, republicans, liberals, moderates and conservativesmen conservati. this is not a perfect deal. we all know it. you know, each of us can find a piece of it that we really, really don't like. but on the whole, it will give certainty to this economy. in many cases, many of the provisions are permanent, like the a.m.t. it gives certainty and certainty is critical. we will not go back. we will not take billions and billions of dollars out of this economy. we can't do that now. and i would say to my conservative friends over there, now it's the 1st of the year, you're actually cutting taxes now.
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Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
get a lot of psychic energy of being the mayor of the city and i'm there, but there's managers who get the job done every day you don't hear about. the same work that we do, i'm very proud to give support to the incredible work you're doing, but you know there's heros of light and energy that are working within covenant house in newark making transformative changes. there is a young kid one day to be born to one of the children there and you'll never know their name, generations unborn feel that love. that's the challenge to everybody, and this is -- science shows us, you look at the stars tonight, and you live in manhattan, so you probably won't be able to see a star, but imagine when you look up and see a star, think hundreds of billions of light years away, and many of the stars you are looking at are gone. they no longer exist, and the billion of years the light takes to get to you, the star is actually gone, but the energy and life is immuneble and goes on forever. people, generations yet unborn feel the warmth and light of that body. that's who we are. we may have a finite time o
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Dec 26, 2012 12:45am EST
that many get an energy power in the century. this is living in geography. your argument about russia and russia's in security would be that it's too flat. half the world's longitudes but it's indefensible, it runs north, south so they don't unite the country and had less people than bangladesh. 141 million people, bangladesh has more. so vladimir putin sent up near imperialism on the deepak geographical and security and that's how we should understand not as a madman hour to totalitarian but it's a very traditional autocrat. >> one of the interesting hinges of this book is your discussion about the fall of the berlin wall, and if i read it right, you say that it may appear optimists. it made us to convinced that himeno agencies our system of democracy, system of free markets would have the transforming power. >> talk about that and take that story through the 1980's and into the 90's. >> the fall of the berlin wall eliminated constraints. we thought because we can get to the red army out of eastern europe it suddenly with a transforming effect in the middle east and sub-saharan afric
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Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
in the energy crisis in the 70's. the cia was just too bureaucratic for me. so i wanted to break out and do something more on gennaro. i get involved in the financial revolution, started being a managing editor of a news article, the inflation survival letters in the 1970's which is now called personal finance, a much more establishment name. my own newsletters forecast and strategies. seven robbery and was elected and it has been a great ride. i consider myself a survivor in many ways. i maintained my contacts and the cia because i think there are a good source for information. we're a global economy, and the cia does everything. they've done research on virtually everything. >> we invited you want book tv to talk about the making of modern economics, the lives and ideas of right thinkers. >> cannot in 2001. it took me about five years to sit down and actually right. probably a lifetime of learning. and then the second edition came out in 2009 right after the financial crisis. we felt it needed to be updated after that event because my final chapter is dr. smith goes to washington, the tri
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
of the manufacturing costs and some of the alternative energy manufacturing costs are coming down. the equation is a little more balanced, and that said, you know, in the case of apple, they do the manufactures here, but in the case where they have to integrate design and production to make the new iphone, they do that stuff here, but then theyoff shore mass production which is the biggest challenge for the united states. how to get the mass production back. where -- most of the companies i focus on are either small or medium sizedded businesses. they are making niche products or interesting customized products where you can't mass produce it. you can't just offshore that to china, or they are constantly staying at the front of the innovation curve. one of the companies named one, two, three, that i deal with says they basically have an agreement with china saying that they will give them all the old technology to satisfy the joint venture agreement as long as they don't have to give them their newest latest technology. they are basically giving them intellectual property that's anything but th
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Dec 29, 2012 8:15pm EST
a seminar based on the book and brought in people from the energy department, darpa and ibm. in reality, the path to understanding these things has been shown in what mendel wrote. men dover road went beyond conventional mathematics. he ditched the mathematics of his uncle who is a great mathematician of his era and it's the mathematics and the equations which was largely their in order to keep us from understanding math so we wouldn't apply it for new weapons and they went back to making math what it had been since the beginning of mathematics, pictures. he did it using a visual. he worked for business machine company. this machine company had come up with this incredible business machine called computers and they got the computers to create pictures based on very simple equations, very simple equations. began the patterns emerging that would allow someday mathematics to deal with the stock market. mathematics will only be able to deal the stock market jon stewart mallon george henry luce's question coming up with the mathematics that can predict these huge jumps. big continuous jumps
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Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
and killing dissidents. >> guest: where is the energy? the energies in the united states. stop the strikes, stop labor. and i think stalin has always been convenient for distraction for the right in the center, the truman nights, the center up to today. >> host: i just think the fact that the communist were doing what they were doing also made it easier for the right to use that. >> guest: and to scare people in this country. >> guest: when you see all the liberal so to speak, and also the chairman liberals, the clark clifford's that would drift in this direction, changes american history terribly because right now with the union movement, the concept of labor versus capital is not even discussed in this country. this is what has happened and this is far more important than pointing the finger at the soviet union. why not point it as i said earlier at churchill in greece in athens in 1944? let's be a little bit more -- host go egalitarian. we will jump forward after this. >> host: okay, i would like to jump forward to the 18 60's, the late great 18 60's and talk about john f. kennedy still
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
debate it was just all over, why do we pay attention? the level of energy and interest has gone up enormous and i think that's good for all of us, no matter how comes up. comes up. it's a much more interesting, exciting, compelling race which is good for democracy spin. >> we're talking about david westin's "exit interview." if somebody has a question if you line up at the microphone would be helpful. and yes, sir, we'll start with you. >> understanding your biased toward your own crew at abc which is great, can you speak to your competition as now brian williams and his bunch, scott kelly and his bunch and so forth? and the cables of course. >> i'm happy to. bryant is driven. is number one in eating. he's earned it. he's paid his dues. he's a terrific anchor. very, very stronger a great news authorization at nbc news. their faltering a little bit in the morning a, but they deserve all the success they have had. i have enormous admiration for what cbs news is doing. i don't know, people probably don't know the inside of this, but the longtime executive producer of "60 minutes" has
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00pm EST
-- >> where is the energy, the energy is in the united states. stop the strikes, stop labor. i think stalin has always been a convenient destruction for the right and the center, the true man up to today. >> the fact that economists were doing what we're doing also made it easier. >> that's what concerns me when you see all the liberals such speaker and also the true and liberals that will drift in this direction and it changes american history terribly because right now we have no union movement. i think the concept of sleeper versus capital isn't even discussed in this country. >> this is what happened and this is far more important frankly than pointing the finger at the soviet union. why not pointing at as i said earlier chortle and greasy and -- churchill and greece and athens. >> on the go? "after words" is available through itunes and xm. >>> okay. i would like to for word to the 60's and talk about john kennedy with the memory of people now alive at least. clearly one of the most dramatic events of the presidency was the missile crisis in october, 62 which all of us lived through as
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Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
for the research they do, investors make an clean energy jobs that they create. 2 million americans out of work, but out there looking, pounding payment every day for continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they are actively looking for a job. but i think we all recognize this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. the fact is the deficit is still too high and we're still investing too little into things that we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. and that's why speaker boehner and i provisionally try to negotiate a larger agreement that would put this country on a path to paying down its debt, while also putting americans back to work, rebuilding roads and bridges and providing investments in areas like education and job training. unfortunately, there just wasn't enough support or time for that kind of large agreement in a lame-duck session of congress. and that failure comes at a cost us the messy nature of the process over the past several weeks has made is this more certain and consumers is
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00am EST
is the energy? the energy is in the united states. stop these strikes. stop labor. and i think that the stalin -- always been a convenient distraction for the right and the center, the trumanites. up to today to get -- >> the fact the communists were doing what they doing made it easy for the right to use that. >> and that's what concerns me. whenow see all the liberals, and also the truman liberals, the clark cliffords that will drift in this direction, and it changes american history terribly because right now we have no union movement. i think the concept of labor versus capital is not even discussed in this country. >> this is what has happened and this is far more important, frankly, than pointing the finger at the soviet union. why not point it, as i said earlier, at churchill and greece and athen inches -- athens in 1944. >> we'll jump forward afterwards. >> on the go? after words is available via pod cast through itunes and xml. visit booktv.org and select which padcast you would you like to download and listen to after words while you travel. >> okay. like to jump forward to the 1960s
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Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
media kind of energy around this book but the last time there was this kind of media energy was that, july 2010 when it went down. >> yes. >> people were going back to those places who interviewed you, who were making accusations calling you a reverse racist. the speed which that happened, how does it feel being back in the space now that you do have the whole story? >> it feels good to know that, first of all, that i was able to use that same media in a sense to be able to get the, the story, the right story out. it feels, gosh, i can't explain how great it feels to be able to sit here, to hear the actress really, oh my goodness, i don't know whether you saw me, i was crying a little. it's really amazing. i didn't ever think, i made the decision years ago that i didn't want people to forget my father and what he meant to us. i had no idea i would be able to tell the story in this way. it feels great. >> what's, what's so beautiful this book is i feel like it's more than a book. it is a living, it is a living history. it is like a love letter to choices. and it reminds us that withou
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Jan 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
programs like head start. low-income families will continue to benefit from low-income energy programs, lie liheap. it protects nutrition assistance, prenatal care so we can have more healthy babies, and healthy moms. the elderly, disabled, low-income familieses and veterans will continue to receive housing assistance. over 88,000 illinoisans will continue to receive the unemployment benefits. and illinois businesses will benefit from more than $8.5 billion spending of consumer spending in a time when we desperately need this in our economy. let me say one last word. i have been involved in this deficit discussion fo discussiog period of time. this is not a deficit-reduction measure. it does reduce it. but the arcane scoring by the c.b.o. will not give us any credit for reducing the deficit. we do have more revenue coming in, but some of the other measures would be scored as send expenditures. we still have a deficit issue. we still have a deficit problem. what we tried to establish this morning in this vote, revenue has to be part of every solution on deficit reduction. the other side of t
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Dec 29, 2012 1:15pm EST
will be okay. >> directing your energies like continuing the trustee in the preservation of all that means billion don't care whether it's physical or digital. >> and $0.1 the agency that i had, because i hate to speak exclusively, a love affair with the printed word. not on how something was presented, we were very public oriented. so you do everything you possibly can to move into the public domain. that implies you use every conceivable restaurant. we are in the knowledge development and the knowledge dissemination. we do a film. we preserve will books. we help finance the writing of new books. then we try to bring the public in texas to analysis. therefore we are very big into digitization. one of my favorite quotes, the archivist to lexus said particularly in the area of research, many young people, scholars from if it is in on the internet it doesn't exist. that's a fairly awesome thought. and so that means that it speaks to nextel's as well as tech ~. i think real identify with that, but we also identify with what i hope is that dual circumstance, have a book with paper and also hav
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Dec 30, 2012 12:15am EST
energies continuing literacy and the preservation of all that means, you don't care either whether it's a physical book or digits? >> in 1 cents, the agency that i had, because i hate to speak exclusively as an individual, has a love affair with the printed word. but while we are not agnostic exactly on how something is presented, we are very public oriented so you do everything you possibly can to move thoughts into the public domain. that implies that you use every conceivable instrument. we are in the knowledge development and the knowledge dissemination business so we do for him. we preserve old books. we help finance the writing of new books and we tried to bring the public in to the access of the knowledge that exists and therefore we are very big into digitization, and in fact one of my favorite quotes is their archivist in the united states who likes to say particularly in the area of research, for many young people, young scholars, if it is non-the internet it does not exist. that is a fairly awesome thought. and that means iris speaks to nostalgia as well as tactility as wel
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Jan 1, 2013 2:15am EST
consent the energy committee be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 6060 and the senate proceed to its consideration and consideration of calendar number 269, s. 302 en bloc. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report the measures en bloc. the clerk: h.r. 6060, an act to amend public law 106-392, and so forth, calendar number 269, s. 302, a bill to authorize the secretary of the interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural gas transmission pipeline, and so forth and for other purposes. mr. pryor: i ask unanimous consent the bills be read a third time and passed en bloc, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate, and any statements related to the bills be placed in the record at the appropriate place as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. pryor: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of s. res. 628 submitted earlier today by senators landrieu and blunt. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 628, expressing
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Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm EST
, tom putnam, who brings such energy to library's mission of preserving our nation's history. and our good friend we always love having with us, john. the president used a dictaphone to record his personal observations following key meetings and events. we thought they would all enjoy in the actual dictaphone that he used as senator before becoming president. we put it on the stage and we invite you can look at it after the form. this is the real thing, this is what he used in the senate. the one he used as president is now in the archives. over the years come we have welcomed many individuals to the state who have worked for president kennedy. those who vote for him and served in navy and knew him as a friend. they all have their own take and interpretation of what happened, their own spin. now it is the term of president kennedy. a principal speaker tonight, of which we invite you to listen to. it is that of president kennedy. many see this is the one president kennedy never had the opportunity to write. it is now my great pleasure to introduce the individual who is most responsible
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Dec 30, 2012 9:45am EST
statesmen draw the energy. not simply the opportunistic slogans but the african name tenacity by broderick for the personality cult. that's what i'm talking about. just among the people you find in their. and when you come back, you spread the word. you convey the essence of what she would serve. it's the only way it can be done. and of course you have no feeling for its come you have no feeling for you. richard wright came to africa looking for his african roots. he came away saying i don't belong here and pitch perfect and also who is now an ambassador or a western ambassador said ken looked at the negative side and he abandoned hope and ended up being japanese. [laughter] at but expressing yourself, ready to take on the experiences. >> just to clarify a point that may have been represented because you are not saying that the west and the arabic realms -- you are saying within africa this influences are ultimately going to dissipate and if the african spirit that will come through, yes? >> are you saying that she said a kind of incompatibility at the moment between the arab culture? >> n
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Dec 31, 2012 3:30pm EST
'd get $5.6 million less in funding, low-income energy assistance payments to people in our state who heat with oil, and on and on. this is all my way of coming back to the -- to the point i made at the beginning and -- and why i'm encouraged by the statements president obama and senator mcconnell have made this afternoon, that we're close to an agreement, close to a deal. i don't agree, i say again, that no deal is better than a bad deal. in this case of the fiscal cliff, no deal is the worst deal possible for the american people. we passed the time when we're going to -- before tonight, negotiate the comprehensive, bipartisan debt-reduction agreement that our country desperately needs. the least we can do is protect the constituents who were good enough to send us here from the worst possible result, which is that we let the country go over the cliff, we -- we prove that to everybody, including people around the world who depend on american strength and watch us, that our political system has become absolutely dysfunctional. so i hope the negotiations going on now end with an agreem
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Jan 2, 2013 9:00am EST
. in the case of energy, we will get inexpensive, low co2 energy sources. the problem is that the amount of time it takes to invent, make them economical, deploy those things in a sector that moves very lowly historically -- and there's been great books that go through this -- we have to kind of on door rate an invention. and within the field there are people like me who think we focus too much on deployment of stuff that we have today versus funding basic research that could give us things that don't need to be quite as subsidized when they get out there. so i think there's a scary race going on, and i'm worried that we're not paying attention to it in terms of of do we get the new stuff before the amount of warming hurts the entire globe, but particularly the poorest who are in those aqua tore y'all regions and subject to that. but even there i think the right things can come up with a good solution. >> and what should policy be doing right now to get, to try to help the good side of that race? >> well, i think to the degree that you're flat funded, you should shift money away from tax expendi
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Jan 2, 2013 12:45am EST
to say his energy and intellectual creativity combine in novel ways of thinking. he constantly pushes us to think differently in new ways, more nimbly and provocatively. that is a spirit that infuses tom's new book, "the generals." he explores generalship of good and bad in accountability and traces the history of generalship from george washoe and world war ii to chosin reservoir and vietnam. to colin powell and the gulf war and the generals who commanded the iraq from 2003 on. the general argues the military is change over its years in the way it rewards good generalship and punishes bad. toms is a provocative argument and one that we will examine in detail and nice conversation. joining tom in this conversation is susan glasser one of the nations top national security journalist. susan is the editor-in-chief of foreign-policy magazine has done tremendous work in billing foreign-policy.com into a key locus of the nationals carry discussion. prior to joining foreign-policy susan was reported to "the washington post" and the capitol hill newspaper roll call and brings great experience an
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Jan 1, 2013 12:45pm EST
energy, buoyant optimism and large faith in themselves in particular. and this is the entrepreneurial type. and these are exactly the characteristics which allow the entrepreneurs to achieve great things and, also, to go broke. this is, fits in this great quote that's in tom's book about a long history of success is the biggest precursor to failure. well, think of what the successful entrepreneur has learned. he's learned that when i have all these helpers around telling me i can't do this, too risky, it'll never work, and i do it anyway and i succeed. so how does he look at all these advisers in the entrepreneur's eyes who want to tell him next time you can't do it? we have to ask ourselves what happens to minsky's dialectic or balance between the entrepreneur and the banker, which i think is such a nice way to think about this, when the entrepreneurs take over the banks? and this is the point minsky was making. so when this entrepreneurial type takes over the bank that's supposed to be the risk-avers, cynical, worried about risk type, well, what do you get? well, you might get a, yo
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Dec 29, 2012 4:20pm EST
usefully dedicate our energies and our intelligence is. in order to sustain and nurture the ever evolving culture is of the book. thank you very at. [applause] >> this program is part of the 2012 international summit of the book. for more information, visit loc.gov/international-book -- don't summit. >> who is rob cox? >> he is my deceased uncle who made the decision six months before pearl harbor brought america into world war ii, he made the decision that he wanted to fight the war against them and went to england and enlisted as an officer candidate with the british army. he took with him porphyrins, another man who was a student at harvard who had recently graduated and they were doing what they could to help the cause. saving their liberties against the forces of market fascism. >> he was studying at harvard at the time. what was his life trajectory at that point? >> he liked his four brothers and they had grown up in new jersey together and vermont where his family had had property for quite a long time. several generations. he went to prep school at st. paul's school, where he was
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Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
of educating young people is really remarkable. analog that goes to the energy, and to be candid, the fund-raising ability that john brings us. so, john, thank you for your work. [applause] >> i hope all of you will join close to me in keeping mrs. reagan in your prayers. she is a remarkable woman who spent a lifetime serving this country. and we all cherish her, as she continues to be active and continues to play a role here at the library. so i couldn't come here, and i mentioned nancy fortissimo their aisles with say, governor, it's great to be back with you. we did a lot of things over the years. from being made in san diego to u.s. senator to governor, to a leader in a variety of ways. i look to pete wilson and to gale as great people who represent the willingness to serve the state and the country in an important way. i want to say, it's always a family engagement if you're out there, thank you both for serving the country but it really does make a difference. it's great to be back here. [applause] >> i did not you would be with us, but we are thrilled to have you here. callista and
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Jan 2, 2013 7:30am EST
of the nation's concern and energy into iraq was unpardonable. and i felt that it was inept, corrupt and opaque. those were tough years for me, and i was very, very deeply motivated to, if 2008, to see barack obama, this wonderful sort of a surprise really. i couldn't believe our luck that we had gotten such a real person as, to make it through the filter system of our politics. so it meant a lot to me, and i know that it would have meant a huge amount to my father. so, because i think of him often. and so again in 2012 we, kim and i went on the road for obama. we did a, as theresa said earlier, we did about three dozen different events. it was really, restored my faith in the, in the country to see, um, to meet these people who had committed thimses to this re-election -- themselves to this re-election campaign. it was the largest grassroots event that we've ever seen in this country, and the people involved were such, just fundamentally such good people, i felt, that it really meant a lot to me to be involved in it. they were smart, too, the people that handled this campaign. they did it real
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Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
want to spend the time and energy to do that, then you should stand aside and we should proceed with a simple majority vote and address the issue at hand. so i do think we need to address that silent filibuster, that secret filibuster. the american people deserve to know why it is we're not getting their work done, and if they can see it's being blocked by a group that is flickly making their case, they can either agree with them and say that person is a hero, they are standing up for some core principle and we salute their efforts or we can say they're a bum because all they're trying to do is paralyze the senate, they are not making any valuable point, and that feedback i think will help us resolve some of those filibusters. now, in some cases, folks have said well, isn't that going to eat up even more of the senate's time? and i respond no, it's not because we're just talking about what is now silent and hidden but paralyzing us being done in public where there is actually a dialogue about the issue at hand, the public can participate. it's not the only thing that should be d
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
, expanding clean, renewable energy and protecting our precious natural resources. he will defend our native hawaiians and all of our nation's first people, those americans who exercise sovereignty in lands that later became part of the united states. he will uphold the values and priorities of our unique state. i say to my friend, the new junior senator from hawaii, never forget that you are here with a solemn responsibility to do everything you can to represent the people of hawaii, to make sure that their needs are addressed in every policy discussion, to speak up and seek justice for those who cannot help themselves. god bless you, senator schatz. god bless hawaii. god bless the united states of america. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from nevada. mr. reid: before my friend from hawaii leaves the floor, we have all come and given speeches -- one of us at least -- about you, but we haven't had a lot of people on the floor when we have done that. your presentation right now is typical for dan akaka. never a word about you, always about somebody else. and if the
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
melissa hart said, and very importantly acknowledge the leadership in terms of the energy she brought to the white center, this lecture was her brainchild. the constitution of the activities were brainchild, and recognizing that under the board of regents, the chase award given from the president's office given to melissa hard for her work in community service. so i want to acknowledge mullah so hard. [applause] -- melissa hart. >> and finally, all of you make such a difference to us. when i think about what makes a successful of the law school, having a diverse, inclusive and collaborative community about standing -- outstanding students, faculty, alumni, and friends, gives us -- the members here come and there are several, very supportive a lawns, professors, this community can come together and really make a difference. and you all matter in so many ways, so want to thank all of you. i can't name you all, but you really help make us successful. now, when justice ginsburg agreed to, she said don't want to give a lecture, but i would like a fireside chat. and i said that would be lov
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
in leading this committee. if you have always brought energy and a smile to this committee and we look forward to working together next year and the committee. i would also like to wish howard well as he moves on to the next chapter and i would like to say to both of you, that this committee and the institution is better because of the service on your part. the leadership on your part. and we look forward to secretary clinton testifying next year or next month, and i think all of us want to make sure that at the end of the day, our diplomats are safer and i look forward to working with mr. engel and all the members here. we look forward to making certain that something like this does not happen again. but part of that is making the right policy decisions. part of that goes to policy. and if we look at some of the observations that our ambassador made, he knew that libya had become a cauldron of weapons, of jihad is, of violent ideology. he called it a security vacuum as it develops there. it was discouraging frankly to read his communiquÉs, warning the consequences of this. and discou
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
in chairing the energy and water subcommittee, which is the committee that handles appropriations for the army corps of engineers, is how really difficult it is to get projects started, funded and constructed. and so i am one, particularly in view of storms, earthquakes, floods, damages, that you also need to do the mitigation because once it happens once, there's a heavy likelihood that it could happen again. so i rise in opposition to this amendment. the provision that the senator from oklahoma proposes would essentially take a project that's authorized, that has gone to the corps for study -- i beg your pardon? the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mrs. feinstein: may i ask for two minutes additional time, please. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. mrs. feinstein: thank you very much. would essentially take a corps project that has been authorized and the study is being done. once the study is concluded, t the -- and it is cost-effective, the corps proceeds to construction. with respect to mitigation, what this amendment does is, as i understand i
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
, that we agreed were important for rural communities, for energy security for our country, for jobs, for farmers and ranchers. and now i understand that the republican leader has insisted in his negotiations that only part of the farm bill be extended for the next nine months. not all of it, not all of the pieces that affect rural america and farmers and ranchers but only part of it. now, they call that a clean extension. because of the way the funding and base line works. i call that -- i won't say would i would call it frankly. except to say that this is bad news for american agriculture, and certainly for the people that i represent in michigan. now, why do i say that? well, first of all, in our extension we make sure that we keep our commitment on disaster assistance. we passed an important disaster assistance bill a few days ago here in the senate. i supported that. but agriculture wasn't in it. the majority of the counties in this country suffering from severe drought, cherry growers in my state being wiped out, other fruit growers having problems, nothing for agriculture. wel
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Dec 30, 2012 7:00pm EST
objection. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the energy committee be darnld from further consideration of s. 2015 and s. 3563, that the senate proceed to their consideration along with the following bills en bloc -- h.r. 3263, h.r. 3641 and h.r. 4073 which are received from the house and are thresk, calendar number 284, s. 1047, calendar number 288, s. 1421, calendar number 289, s. 1478, calendar number 272, s. 499, calendar number 266, s. 140, and calendar number 265, s. 114. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is discharged and the senate will proceed to the measure en bloc. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent that where applicable, the committee-reported amendments be considered, that any amendments to those amendments which are at the desk be agreed to, that the committee-reported amendments as amended, if amended, be agreed to, the bills as amended, if amended, be read a third time and passed en bloc, that a title amendment for s. 114 be agreed to, the motions to reconsider be laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate and any statements related t
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
? the senator from alabama. mr. sessions: madam president, i appreciate senator tester's energy on this issue, and desire to move forward with it. we do have a process for this kind of funding to occur. he would add $653 million in prospective wildlife mitigation spending and declare that as an emergency, spending that is really better handled through the regular appropriations process. it is not -- it's actually moving forward faster, he's trying to ensure -- make sure that this money is set aside but it's not the time to do it now and i appreciate his interest. therefore i would raise a budget point of order pursuant to section 314-e-1 of the congressional budget act. i raise a point of order against the emergency designation provisions contained to amendment number 3338, the intament to h.r. 1, the vehicle for the supplemental appropriations act, and i appreciate the senator's efforts but do not believe it's the appropriate process at this time. mr. tester: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. tester: pursuant to section 904 of the congressional budget act
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